Roald Dahl City of the Unexpected Celebrations

Cardiff transformed last weekend into a Roald Dahl paradise full of his beloved characters. We couldn’t make it on the Saturday, but we weren’t going to miss the Unexpected Picnic in Bute Park.

It was a lovely, chilled out day. We took enough food to make us feel sick for hours, by wandering down away from the crowds we ended up with a nice spot, with no-one sat right on top of us.

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The whole thing inspired me to remember why Roald Dahl wrote some of my favourite books when I was a child. So, as part of my celebration of his 100th birthday, here are my favourite Roald Dahl quotes from some of my favourite books.

“It’s impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren’t feeling twinkly yourself.” from Danny Champion of the World.

“Two rights don’t equal a left.” From The BFG.

“It doesn’t matter who you are or what you like so long as somebody loves you” From The Witches.

“Anyone can ask questions,” said Mr. Wonka. “It’s the answers that count.” From Charlie and the Great  Glass Elevator.

“Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous…” From Matilda.

 

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